An adrenal cocktail is not an alcoholic drink, but a nourishing drink that can help stabilize your energy and support well being by supporting your adrenal health.
What does adrenal health have to do with energy? Your adrenal glands are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol, which effect metabolism, glucose usage, blood pressure, immunity, and stress response regulation.
What symptoms indicate adrenals need support?
Slumps in the afternoon
Feeling cold when others feel warm
Exhaustion even with enough of sleep
Brain fog, irritability and anxiousness
Burst of energy in the evening
Inconsistent sleep patterns
Craving salty or sweet foods
How to make an adrenal cocktail
To make an adrenal cocktail three crucial ingredients are needed to restore the balance of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes your body needs to replenish cortisol, regulate blood sugar, and balance hormones to alleviate adrenal fatigue symptoms!
Whole food vitamin C
From there, you can add on additional options to increase energy and minerals, which are depleted in most of us. For example, maple syrup for glucose and additional minerals. Collagen for essential amino acids to sustain blood sugar regulation.
Adrenal Cocktail Recipe
Whole food C source: 4-6 ounces organic lemon or orange juice, freshly squeezed if possible
Potassium source: 1/4 cup organic coconut water or 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Sodium source: pinch – 1/4 tsp Himalayan or Redmond salt
1 scoop Inner Beauty Collagen
1 tube NingXia Nitro
Splash raw heavy cream
1 Tbsp organic maple syrup
1/2-1 ounce magnesium bicarbonate
Sparkling or Soda Stream water to top off
Mix all ingredients in a 12 ounce cup/jar and top with sparkling water. Sip throughout the day or drink during the afternoon energy slump.
Have you started spring cleaning yet? This spring, as you throw open the windows and inhale the sweet air, be sure the cleaning products and scents you’re using are straight from plants. So many of our homes end up filled with pollutants and harmful toxins, especially when the cleaning begins – but it doesn’t have to be that way!
Whether you’re looking out for the well-being of your little ones, your animals, yourself or all of the above, here’s how you can get that dreamy, spring clean scent without risking your health.
Download the spring cleaning checklist below and then order our plant-powered cleaning products, add on a gorgeous diffuser if you want to replace harmful candles and you can even a beloved cleansing supplement back in stock for the first time in years.
Most of these products are available for a limited time only, beginning on April 9th. I am going to be stocking up on Savvy Minerals at 40% off! Whaat?! I’ve never used any makeup that I like better both for the quality and the safety.
Let me know if I can help with anything and if you’re shopping for the first time, let me know before you order and I’ll send you a coupon for an additional 10% off the sale prices. My favorites are below, and you can visit Young Living to see all the sale items. If you order 100PV I have an extra gift for you too.
This ultra-concentrated and all-plant cleaner uses coconuts for the surfactant and is boosted with the powerful Thieves essential oil blend. It’s safe for you, your littles and your animals and literally replaces all the cleaners in your cabinet.
This bundle includes a pretty spring color themed spray bottle along with two spring themed reusable dish cloths too.
Add just one capful of cleaner to the spray bottle and then fill the spray bottle with water.
Eco Dish Collection
For many years I used a “free & clear” dish soap to avoid harmful chemicals, but then I realized the company had been bought out by a larger company and they started adding some synthetic ingredients that were questionable to be applying to my hands multiple times daily. Ugh!
I tried this dish soap and never went back! First of all it works without any synthetic ingredients, it smells so good and it is very thick.
You can dilute it to turn one bottle into 3 or 4 bottles or just use a tiny bit at a time.
Digest & Cleanse
For the Love of Lemons
This photo doesn’t do the Macaroon diffuser justice! It’s a gorgeous ceramic and it has a lovely shape, much like a macaron cookie actually!
We use it in our mudroom because it looks so pretty on our wood shelving and it runs for up to 16 hours, keeping the smelliest room in our home pleasant all day.
If you haven’t smelled the Luschious Lemon blend, you’re in for a real treat.
Nepalese Wool Dryer Balls
If you’ve never used wool dyer balls, this is your sign to do it now! They replace chemical-laden dryer sheets and are reusable so you will never buy dryer sheets again.
Add your favorite oils for great smelling clothes – lavender and bergamot are perfect additions!
Select Savvy Minerals products will be discontinued and are marked down 40 percent on Shop and Subscription orders, so snag them while supplies last!
Be sure to take our new virtual try-on tool for a test drive (or ask me if you need help picking colors). Discounted Savvy shades and styles you’ll love are available now through June 30 or while supplies last!
At the Root of It
Young Living Essential Oils is a purpose-driven wellness company that honors our connection to the land and stewardship of the earth. For more than 25 years, we’ve lived and breathed sustainable farming and sourcing practices on our farms to the highest-quality essential oil and oil-infused products delivered to your homes.
It’s almost here! Our biggest-ever Black Friday week of deals start Monday, November 22 and runs through Sunday, November 28. We’ve got some unprecedented discounts on Young Living favorites throughout this week!
Below you’ll find a list of products with item numbers for Black Friday. Get ready make your list and stock up on some of our most loved products! There is also a brand new Viya car diffuser! Peep those unicorn oils in there you can’t usually buy! I marked them with a 🦄 on the list below. Those might go quick so heads up! 😉
Black Friday deals drop tomorrow, Monday, November 22, at 8 a.m MT, and end on Sunday, November 28, at 11:59 pm MT so fine-tune your holiday shopping list and get ready to save!
This sale is only while supplies last, so now’s the time to stock up!
Discount applies to price and PV.
Rewards points cannot be redeemed for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
If one of these is you, then the best way to shop will be to use that subscribe button. You’ll get the sale price AND you’ll get loyalty rewards points on your order:
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Giveaway and Special Offer from Me
Don’t forget, I’m giving away a Mini Aria bundle this month and all you need to do to enter is order 200PV. I’m also offering a $10 account credit to anyone who creates their account with my link during the sale an orders at least 100PV.
Alright, let’s Check out our biggest BF deals EVER! 💃
Let us know in the comments what you are grabbing tomorrow morning!
30% Off 30 Oils
Thieves – 15 ml #3423
Lavender – 15 ml #3575
Lemon – 15 ml #3578
Peppermint – 15 ml #3614
Purification – 15 ml #3399
Stress Away – 15 ml #4630
Peace & Calming – 15 ml #3393 🦄
Valor – 15 ml #3429 🦄
Tea Tree – 15 ml #3587
Frankincense – 5 ml #3549
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Vanilla – 5 ml #32741
Citrus Fresh – 15 ml #3318
R.C. – 15 ml #3405
Lime – 15 ml #3074
Grapefruit – 15 ml #3560
Eucalyptus Globulus – 15 ml #3539
Lemongrass – 15 ml #3581
Cedarwood – 15 ml #3509
Evergreen Essence – 15 ml #3353 🦄 (new formula! IYKYK)
Elderberries are a great option for fall and winter wellness. They are easy to grow at home and fun to harvest and process into your own homemade medicine. We like to make elderberry juice when then berries first ripen in August or September, then we make elderberry syrup to store in the fridge for the upcoming winter and we also freeze more berries to use for teas we make as needed. You can also purchase dried elderberries for any of the recipes.
Supplements include vitamins, minerals and other foods besides meat, organs and bones. There is a mountain of evidence to support the need for supplements in dogs, as well as other pets and us humans too:
Studies of nutritional supplements have been shown to increase life span.
Essential nutrients in levels exceeding the basic requirements may significantly reduce degenerative conditions.
Supplements can increase the efficiency of cellular regeneration, enhance the elimination of waste products and toxic substances, and decrease the damaging effect of free radicals.
Better nutrition for the cell allows all organs and systems to recover faster from stresses of pollution and deterioration that occur over time.
A long list can make supplementation seem more complicated and impractical than it is in practice. Instead, start here:
Create a dedicated area for herbs and supplements for your dog (such as a shelf or basket) that will be nearby when preparing a meal.
Pick 2 or 3 supplements to add at each meal, varying day to day, seasonally or as any specific needs arise.
We typically use 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per pound of meat.
Which supplements should be in that basket?
A dog’s natural prey would include some partially digested (fermented) plant material (including herbs, grasses, seeds, bark etc) from the intestines of that animal, which provide essential minerals and vitamins.
When choosing supplements, think of what would meet these needs but also keep in mind that mineral depletion in soils is widespread and deficiencies move up the food chain.
A Simple Solution
If you want the simplest solution, you can order (subscribe) to pre-made supplements to add to your dog’s food, such as those offered by Dr. Peter Dobias or Young Living.
If you want to dig deeper there are books written by experienced breeders and professionals to help guide you. You can learn which plants and supplements to include in your dog’s preventative diet, as well as herbal, homeopathic and essential oil treatments for ailments.
Some examples of supplements to include are:
Olive oil (summer)
Cod liver oil (winter) or FeelGood Omega® or OmegaGize³
Kelp or GreenMin® or Ningxia Greens
Thyme, oregano, parsley, etc
Pumpkin seeds (raw, unsalted and lightly ground just before use)
Apple cider vinegar
Probiotics: GutSense® or Life 9®
Mineral Essence (balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex )
We also give our dogs access to a wide variety of plants and even kitchen scraps as treats. We’ve observed our dogs search out wild berries in the summer, walnut hulls in the fall, etc. You may be surprised that your dog will find much of his or her own medicine if given the opportunity.
Most of a dog’s diet should be raw meat, bones and organs. How much of each? Think of the ratios in a prey animal, but don’t overthink it.
You do not have to provide everything in perfect balance at every meal. Instead, balance it over the course of a couple of weeks or a month.
Meat (including organs) 70%
Plants + Supplements 5%
*Many sources recommend up to 25% plants (vegetables). We find a lower percentage towork for our dogs.
A dog’s relatively small stomach has room for only very limited quantities of food. The general feeding rule for dogs is small amounts of highly concentrated foods of which raw meat is one of the foremost. Estimate how much food based on your dog’s weight, and adjust according to appetite and condition.
Dog’s weight in pounds x 10 = food in grams per day
(Eg 100 lb dog x 10 = 1000 grams = 2.2 pounds per day)
Include meat from a variety of prey animals. Lamb and goat are ideal for dogs. Minimize use of ground meat. Less popular cuts from a local butcher (eg chicken backs) are often priced lower. Venison is a great option for stocking up in season at a lower cost. Raising your own meat rabbits would be another great option, though more suited to smaller breeds. Beef is more suited for larger breeds.
Raw bones provide minerals, keep your dog’s teeth clean and keep the stomach strong. Start with smaller bones. (Eg chicken necks for puppies and toy breeds). Larger bones such as lamb, goat and deer are ideal for dogs. Never feed cooked bones, which can splinter and cause serious injuries. Large beef and bison bonescould potentially crack your dog’s teeth.
Raw Meat, Organs and Bones are the foundation
Most of the necessary nutrients are found in a raw meat, organs and bones diet with some caveats. Unless prey animals are fed whole, your dog’s diet will be missing some nutrients and roughage. There is also the potential of mineral deficiencies that can be traced back to the soil in which the plants grew that the prey animal ate from. The diet I shared in this post is an excellent starting point, and part 3 below will fill in the gaps.
Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA. Dogs are in the same species as the gray wolf. The wolf is a carnivore and the dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf except in proportionate size. We must learn to look beyond our needs, opinions and agendas and to address the needs of the animals in our stewardship.
The dog’s entire anatomy is adapted for a meat diet – from the teeth fashioned for tearing and crushing, the powerful jaw bones and muscles, the small, very muscular stomach, the short intestines and above all the very powerful digestive juices peculiar to the carnivorous animals – the digestive juices that can dissolve even lumps of bone.
When dogs are fed grains or vegetables the pancreas is forced to produce large amounts of amylase in an attempt to break them down. A carnivore’s pancreas is not designed to do this. Over time this can lead to pancreatic exhaustion, pancreatitis and diabetes.
Feeding a processed (cooked) diet void of live enzymes, causes the dog’s body to rob enzymes from other organs to transport to the stomach. Over time depletion of enzymes can cause dysfunction and disease in those organs. By contrast a raw meat, bones and organ diet naturally contains the necessary enzymes.
Juices both of the mouth and stomach in dogs are strongly antiseptic, and thus raw meat and even flesh from diseased animals – food which would kill a human being in a day – can be eaten without harmful effects.
Species appropriate raw nutrition is necessary to ensure normal growth, prevent disease and maintain balanced physical performance. The benefits of a raw natural diet also go beyond maintaining health to preventing disease. A properly functioning body does an amazing job at preventing disease and healing itself.
Our family strives to implement permaculture principles in all areas of our farm and lifestyle. Working with Creation and the wisdom of God’s design, our gardens, fields and forests can have all that an annual garden offers but so much more. Stewarding the land for God's glory gives us hope and freedom for the present and eternity.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. -John 15:4
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What is an Adrenal Cocktail and do I need one? An adrenal cocktail is not an alcoholic drink, but a nourishing drink that can help stabilize your energy and support well being by supporting your adrenal health. What does adrenal health have to do with energy? Your adrenal glands are […]